We have a wonderful opportunity with BLOODHOUND: an opportunity to create the ultimate Land Speed Record car. When we designed and built Thrust2 we had the objective of achieving a peak speed of 650 mph, just beyond the existing record of 622.407 mph held by Gary Gabelich in Blue Flame.
Then came ThrustSSC, which raised the Thrust2 record by a whopping 130 mph – that’s 20%. But BLOODHOUND is different - so different. The target is 1,000mph - that’s a 31% jump and there is no way that the BLOODHOUND SSC is going to look like anything we have seen before.First, the all-important powerplants. We have chosen a jet and hybrid rocket. The reasoning is that we need the rocket for its raw power and lack of draggy air intake, but the downside is that the rocket is an on/off device and with rocket power alone we would have real difficulty hitting and holding selected Mach numbers for the
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